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Vucic: TurkStream gas to start flowing in Serbia on December 29 or 30

Christian Fernsby |
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Tuesday Russian gas from the TurkStream pipeline would start flowing in Serbia on December 29 or 30 this year, and noted that, despite various pressures, Serbia would continue to import Russian gas because it was the cheapest.

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Topics: TURKSTREAM   

Vucic was speaking at a joint press conference with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov.

When asked by a reporter if the announcement of US restrictions or sanctions over TurkStream gas would affect Serbia, Vucic noted Russian gas had always been the most affordable for Serbia and that the country would not be buying more expensive gas for the sake of the political interests of others.

“If they are going to offer us cheaper gas, then it is OK, but no one has ever offered that to us,” Vucic said.

Serbia is ready for talks but will never agree to buy gas from other sources if it is not of sufficient quality and equally cheap as Russian gas, he noted.

Serbia has excellent relations with its partners in the TurkStream project and our country is building a gas pipeline in its own territory, so no one will ban Serbia from “laying pipes into its own ground,” Vucic said.


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